Things To Do In London This Jubilee Weekend: 1-5 June

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Things To Do In London This Jubilee Weekend: 1-5 June

Your bumper edition covering 5 days of festivities.

All weekend


  • Get in the mood for the river pageant with nautical-themed fun at the Jubilee late in the Queen's House, courtesy of the National Maritime Museum from 7-10pm (free but please book).
  • Learn all about the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens with a special talk at The Foundling Museum (tickets £10).
  • Zoo Lates returns, every Friday in June and July at ZSL London Zoo. Bring out your inner animal with partying, comedy and cabaret among the zoo's buildings. Adults only, 6-10pm. (Tickets £20, but concessions available.)



Bank holiday Monday

  • The High Spirits Tea Party at Fenton House and Garden, Hampstead Grove, NW3 6SP promises a traditional lawn tea plus an orchard bar from 11am-5pm (Adult £2, Child £1 on the door).
  • Wood Street Market, Walthamstow puts on an all day Jubilee bash with fun, games and 50s music from 10.30am-5pm (free entry).
  • Gibe at the Jubilee is an alternative street party in Chiswick, "evoking the punk spirit of '77, the UK's counter-culture is having a fun-packed, anarchy-inspired, monarch-free festival" hosted by Carrie Reichardt at The Treatment Rooms, 199 Acton Lane from 11am-11pm (free).
  • The first Rivington Street Festival will see bars, clubs and shops in the area open their doors with art exhibitions, live music, spoken word and an all day street party from noon-9pm (free — register for tickets).
  • The Horniman Museum Gardens have reopened so go and explore them and enjoy the Crystal Palace Band showcase music across 60 years of the Queen’s reign in the bandstand between 2-4.30pm (free).
  • Try some life drawing in a regal setting, as Hampton Court Palace teams up with Dr Sketchy and Ophelia Bitz to offer a drawing class themed around Charles II's mistresses. 7-9pm (tickets £20).
Extra bank holiday Tuesday
  • The final day of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations sees the Queen take part in a carriage procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace (2.20-2.40pm), followed by a balcony appearance and an RAF flyover (3.30pm).
  • Help make a huge Corgi sculpture on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall from 11am (free).

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Last Updated 30 May 2012